The Hampson Museum State Park in Wilson, Arkansas contains several stone tools and artifacts from worked shell.







Shell mask gorget with incised lines that form a weeping eye motif.







Shell mask gorget with face motif that was found as a grave offering with the Carson Red on Buff 3 head effigy bottle (see Morse 1973: Figure 10j).







Olivella shell bead (left) published by Morse (1973: Figure 10K) and split bone bead (right).







Bone or turtle shell (?) pieces drilled for use in a necklace.







Worked pieces of conch shell.







Busycon shell beads published by Morse (1973: Figure 10L).







Busycon shell beads.







Busycon shell beads.







Shell plugs for ears lobes (?).







Split long bone shafts of mammals, a small mammal mandible (jawbone) and other bone scrap.







Stone spade with silica sheen (often called corn gloss by amateur archaeologists) indicating that it was used in the cultivation of corn. The color and texture of the chert indicates that this tool was manufactured out of Mill Creek chert.







Small arrowpoints of a variety called Nodena points by professional archaeologists. Also called Willow points (because of their shape) by amateure archaeologists. These were published by Morse (1973:9a).







Two stone gorgets formed by grinding and drilling. These gorgets may have come from a site other than Nodena and pre-date the occupation at Nodena.




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